Per Cut, Monthly, Yearly...What's your take on it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MDLawn, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Were are you located ? I can't see from my phone but like you said your market will bear it mine will not
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  2. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I stated that and yes it's a business either way. I just look at it as a self employed job when you're doing all the labor. Especially this industry.
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  3. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Down deep south SC, where the world runs backwards, we talk funny and our women don't have teeth LOL But we play some mean football!
     
  4. Cpl, I agree with you 100%. Charge as much as you can. That is what biz is all about. That is what this country is supposed to be about.
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  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks FG I intend to.
     
  6. As do I. I agree with the overhead thing. Why do people want to charge less bc they have less overhead? I think that you can be more competitive if you needed to be, but why charge less....
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  7. kyles landscape

    kyles landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    As do I I charge as much as I can get depending on the location some 30 some 40 some 50 I won't take a job were ill lose money but I will take one and make lil less profit in hopes it will lead to side work
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  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Common mistake, never assume extra work is forthcoming because you have a lower rate than the next guy. I'll admit, I've broken even on jobs because we maintained other properties for a customer, but the work was already there and even breaking even I was getting the margins where they needed to be.
     
  9. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Kyle, it's all good! we all have our own way of doing business, if it's working for you keep doing what's working, shoot from the looks of it you've got a nicer rig than me so something is going right for ya.
     
  10. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree, I've fallen for the "I'll give you more work if you'll cut me a deal on this one" never again though.
     

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